Pluto Comes Into Focus

How our view of the dwarf planet has changed, from our first glimpse in 1930 to now.

When NASA’s New Horizons craft finally approaches Pluto next week, it’ll be the pinnacle of an 85-year journey that began when Clyde Tombaugh finally confirmed “Planet X” in 1930, sparking fascination around the globe. In the video above, watch our perspective on Pluto change in the years since, one newly discovered moon at a time. We’re still not quite sure what we’ll see when New Horizons arrives.